Sesshin can be very hard and in my experience, whatever small it is, is that you have to build up your strength in order to attend
On a side note, there is a documentary called "The Dhamma Brothers" where a 10 day vipassana meditation retreat was held in an Alabama prison
This koan and the previous one really seem (to me at least) to support the Soto tradition view. I'm a very young student to Zen but I just don't see how
I think that this is a wonderful example of "everything counts". You do what you can with what is presented.
Thank you for sharing.
Will be sitting this one tonight.